Thomas Fuller

Thomas Fuller
Thomas Fuller
  • Born: June 19, 1608
  • Died: August 16, 1661
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Clergyman Historian









Quote Topics Cited
A good education alters the judgment and manners… Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
A proverb is much matter decorated into few words. Slogans & Mottoes
All fame is dangerous: Good, bringeth Envy; Bad, Shame. Public Relations & Image
Be you never so high the law is above you. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong. Miscellaneous
Great hopes make great men. Inspiration ;Leaders & Leadership
He that buyeth Magistracy, must sell justice. Corruption
He that praiseth publickly will slander privately. Miscellaneous
He that puts on a public gown must put off a private person. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
He that resolves to deal with none but honest men, must leave off dealing. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
He whose belly is full believes not him whose is empty. Poverty
Health is not valued till sickness comes Health, Healthcare & Medicine
It is always darkest just before the day dawneth. Miscellaneous
Malice hath a strong memory. Human Nature
Money is the only Monarch. Power
Our common education is not intended to render us good and wise, but learned: it hath not taught us to follow and embrace virtue and prudence, but hath imprinted in us their derivation and etymology; Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Praise makes good men better and bad men worse. Human Nature
Rebellion must be managed with many swords; treason to his prince's person may be with one knife. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
The more laws the more offenders Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The more laws, the more offenders. Legislating & Legislative Process
The rich follow Wealth, and the Poor the Rich. Human Nature
The usual trade and commerce is cheating all around by consent. Business, Commerce & Finance
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. Environment & Environmentalism
A book that is shut is but a block.
A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time. Time
A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into. Money, Coins & Minting
A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
A good friend is my nearest relation.
A good garden may have some weeds.
A good horse should be seldom spurred.
A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.
A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
A man is not good or bad for one action.
A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Abused patience turns to fury. Patience
All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer. Patience
All doors open to courtesy.
All things are difficult before they are easy. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with. Religion & God
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
Bad excuses are worse than none.
Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Money, Coins & Minting
Better a tooth out than always aching.
Better be alone than in bad company.
Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
Better one's House be too little one day than too big all the Year after.
Care and diligence bring luck.
Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.
Despair gives courage to a coward.
Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers. Power
Eaten bread is forgotten.
Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.
Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.
He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.
He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.
He that hopes no good fears no ill.
He that travels much knows much.
Health is not valued till sickness comes. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. Hope
If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully. Leaders & Leadership
If you have one true friend you have more than your share. Friendship
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
In fair weather prepare for foul. Leaders & Leadership
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf. War & Peace
It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched. Society
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building. Religion & God ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.
Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.
Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune. Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps
No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
Old foxes want no tutors.
One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. Motivation
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
Poor men's reasons are not heard.
Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.
Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
Pride will spit in pride's face.
Scalded cats fear even cold water.
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.
The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
The more wit the less courage.
The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.
There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends. Friendship
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.
Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.
'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.
'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.
'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
Today is yesterday's pupil.
Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. Travel
Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.
Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.
Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.
We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
We have all forgot more than we remember.
We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.
With foxes we must play the fox.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training